Loughborough Echo

Motorway fire causes long delays


There were long delays on the M1 on Tuesday evening (December 28) after a car fire.

Police rushed to the scene of the incident on the motorway between Junction 21A and 22 heading north.

Drivers were advised to find alternativ­e routes and queues stretched for four miles to J21A, with delays of more than 30 minutes at one stage.

Traffic informatio­n service Inrix said two lanes were closed and there was queuing traffic in the area. An update at around 5.20pm said: “Two lanes closed due to car fire on M1 Northbound between J21A A46 (Leicester North / Kirby Muxloe ) and J22 A50 ( Coalville / Ashby-de-la-zouch ).

Police said the incident was cleared at around 6.30pm.

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